FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") today announced that it has commenced cash tender offers (the "Offers") for (1) any and all of its outstanding 4.500% Notes due 2020, 1.900% Notes due 2020, 3.350% Notes due 2021, 1.950% Notes due 2021, 2.300% Notes due 2022, 3.100% Notes due 2022 and 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "Any and All Notes") and (2) up to a total aggregate principal amount of $2.0 billion of its outstanding 2.650% Notes due 2026 and 3.650% Notes due 2023 (the "Partial Offer Notes" and, together with the Any and All Notes, the "Notes").
In conjunction with the Offers to purchase the Any and All Notes, UTC has also commenced the solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitations") to amend the indentures governing each series of Any and All Notes to reduce the notice requirements for optional redemption of the applicable series of Any and All Notes from 30 days or 15 days, as applicable, to 3 business days. The Offers and Consent Solicitations are being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase for Cash and Solicitation of Consents, dated February 13, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase"), which sets forth a description of terms of the Offers and Consent Solicitations.
A summary of the Offers to purchase the Any and All Notes is outlined below:
Title of Security
Reference U.S. Treasury Security
Bloomberg Reference Page(1)
Fixed Spread (Basis Points)
4.500% Notes due 2020
1.500% UST due 4/15/2020
1.900% Notes due 2020
2.375% UST due 4/30/2020
3.350% Notes due 2021
2.125% UST due 8/15/2021
1.950% Notes due 2021*
1.500% UST due 9/30/2021
2.300% Notes due 2022*
1.875% UST due 3/31/2022
3.100% Notes due 2022
1.750% UST due 5/31/2022
2.800% Notes due 2024*
2.375% UST due 2/29/2024
A summary of the Offer to purchase the Partial Offer Notes is outlined below:
Title of Security
Acceptance Priority Level(2)
Reference U.S. Treasury Security
Bloomberg Reference Page(1)
Fixed Spread (Basis Points)
2.650% Notes due 2026*
1.375% UST due 1/31/2025
3.650% Notes due 2023*
2.750% UST due 7/31/2023
The applicable pages on Bloomberg from which the Lead Dealer Managers for the Offers will quote the bid side prices of the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security (as defined below). The Total Consideration (as defined below) for Notes validlytendered prior to or at the Early Tender Time (as defined below) and accepted for purchase is calculated using the applicablefixed spread. The Early Tender Premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount is included in the Total Consideration for each series of Notes set out above, and does not constitute an additional or increased payment. Holders of Notes will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on Notes accepted for purchase up to, but excluding, the Early Settlement Date or on March 13, 2020 (the "Final Settlement Date"), as applicable.
We are offering to accept up to a total aggregate principal amount of $2.0 billion of validly tendered Partial Offer Notes in the offer to purchase the Partial Offer Notes using a "waterfall" methodology under which we will accept the Partial Offer Notes in order of their respective acceptance priority levels.
Denotes a series of Notes for which the calculation of the applicable Total Consideration will be performed using the presentvalue of such Notes as determined at 2:00 p.m. New York City time, on February 27, 2020 as if the principal amount of Notes had been due on the earliest date on which such series of Notes may be redeemed by UTC for the par value of such series of Notes rather than the maturity date.
Each Offer is scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on March 12, 2020, unless earlier terminated or extended by UTC in its sole discretion (such date and time, as the same may be extended with respect to any one or more of the Offers, the "Expiration Time"). Holders of the Notes must validly tender their Notes (which valid tender, in the case of the Any and All Notes, constitutes the valid delivery of consents in the Consent Solicitations with respect to such Any and All Notes) at or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 27, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated by UTC in its sole discretion (such date and time, as the same may be extended with respect to any one or more of the Offers and Consent Solicitations, the "Early Tender Time"), to be eligible to receive the Total Consideration (as defined below). Tenders of Notes may be withdrawn at any time prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 27, 2020 (the "Withdrawal Deadline"), unless extended by UTC with respect to any one or more of the Offers and Consent Solicitations. After such time, Notes may not be validly withdrawn except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law. Payments for Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time are expected to settle on February 28, 2020 (the "Early Settlement Date").
The consideration paid in each of the Offers will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to a fixed spread over the yield to maturity of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security (the "Reference U.S. Treasury Security") specified in the table above and on the cover page of the Offer to Purchase in the column entitled "Reference U.S. Treasury Security." Holders who validly tender and do not validly withdraw Notes at or prior to the Early Tender Time that are accepted for purchase will be eligible to receive the "Total Consideration," which includes an early tender payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase (the "Early Tender Premium"). The Early Tender Premium is included in the Total Consideration for each series of Notes, and does not constitute an additional or increased payment. Holders who validly tender and do not validly withdraw Notes after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time that are accepted for purchase will be entitled to receive the Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium (the "Tender Offer Consideration"). In addition, in each case holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase will receive accrued and unpaid interest on their Notes up to, but excluding, the applicable settlement date, payable on the settlement date.
With respect to the Offer to purchase Partial Offer Notes, UTC will only accept for purchase up to $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount (the "Partial Offer Cap") of Partial Offer Notes. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Offer to purchase Partial Offer Notes (the "Partial Tender Offer"), Partial Offer Notes tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Time will be accepted based on the acceptance priority levels noted in the table above (the "Acceptance Priority Levels"). All Partial Offer Notes tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Time will have priority over Partial Offer Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time, regardless of the Acceptance Priority Levels of the Partial Offer Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time. Subject to applicable law, UTC may increase or decrease the Partial Offer Cap.
Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Partial Tender Offer, the "Acceptance Priority Procedures" will operate as follows: (1) at the Early Settlement Date, UTC will accept for purchase all validly tendered Partial Offer Notes of each series validly tendered at or before the Early Tender Time and not validly withdrawn at or before the Withdrawal Deadline, starting with the 2.650% Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes"), followed by the 3.650% Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes"), subject to the Partial Offer Cap; and (2) on the Final Settlement Date, to the extent UTC has not already accepted Partial Offer Notes equal to the Partial Offer Cap, UTC will accept for purchase validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Partial Offer Notes of each series not previously purchased on the Early Settlement Date, starting with the 2026 Notes, followed by the 2023 Notes, subject to the Partial Offer Cap.
UTC currently intends that, on or after the Early Settlement Date but prior to the Expiration Time, it will commence the redemption of all Any and All Notes that remain outstanding in accordance with the terms of the indentures governing such Any and All Notes, in each case as such indentures may be amended pursuant to the Consent Solicitations, and may also commence the redemption of some or all of the 2023 Notes that remain outstanding in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the 2023 Notes. Since the redemption prices for the Notes, which shall be calculated in accordance with the indenture governing the applicable series of Notes, have yet to be determined, it is possible that the redemption price of a series of the Any and All Notes or the 2023 Notes will be less or more than the Total Consideration and/or the Tender Offer Consideration for such series of Notes. In addition, UTC is not obligated to undertake any such redemption, and there can be no assurance that it will redeem any series of Any and All Notes or 2023 Notes that remain outstanding on or after the Early Settlement Date, or as to the timing of any such redemption or the amount of such Any and All Notes or 2023 Notes subject to any such redemption.
None of the Offers is conditioned on any of the other Offers or upon any minimum principal amount of Notes of any series being tendered. UTC's obligation to purchase, and to pay for, any Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Offers is subject to and conditioned upon the satisfaction of, or UTC's waiver of, the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, including the successful completion of the expected private placements of notes of UTC's subsidiaries, Carrier Global Corporation ("Carrier") or Otis Worldwide Corporation ("Otis") (as applicable) in their respective sole discretion and to UTC in its sole discretion, that will permit Carrier and Otis to issue dividends to UTC in an aggregate amount sufficient, together with cash on hand of UTC, to fund the purchases of Notes pursuant to the Offers and the redemption of any Any and All Notes not tendered in the Offers (and related transactions).
This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. The Offers and the Consent Solicitations are being made solely pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC ("Goldman Sachs") and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC ("Morgan Stanley") are serving as Lead Dealer Managers for the Offers and Solicitation Agents for the Consent Solicitations and BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc.. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are each serving as a Co-Dealer Manager for the Offers and Co-Solicitation Agent for the Consent Solicitations. Questions regarding the Offers and Consent Solicitations may be directed to Goldman Sachs at (800) 828-3182 (toll free) or (212) 902-6351 (collect) or to Morgan Stanley at (800) 624-1808 (toll free) or (212) 761-1057 (collect). Requests for the Offer to Purchase or the documents incorporated by reference therein may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., which is acting as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers, at the following telephone numbers: banks and brokers, (212) 269-5550; all others toll free at (877) 478-5040.
About United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or on Twitter @UTC.
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Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, without limitation: (1) the effect of economic conditions in the industries and markets in which UTC and Raytheon operate in the U.S. and globally and any changes therein, including financial market conditions, fluctuations in commodity prices, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, levels of end market demand in construction and in both the commercial and defense segments of the aerospace industry, levels of air travel, financial condition of commercial airlines, the impact of weather conditions and natural disasters, pandemic health, the financial condition of our customers and suppliers, and the risks associated with U.S. government sales (including changes or shifts in defense spending due to budgetary constraints, spending cuts resulting from sequestration, a government shutdown, or otherwise, and uncertain funding of programs); (2) challenges in the development, production, delivery, support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits (including our expected returns under customer contracts) of advanced technologies and new products and services; (3) the scope, nature, impact or timing of the proposed merger and the separation transactions and other merger, acquisition and divestiture activity, including among other things the integration of or with other businesses and realization of synergies and opportunities for growth and innovation and incurrence of related costs and expenses; (4) future levels of indebtedness, including indebtedness that may be incurred in connection with the proposed merger and the separation transactions, and capital spending and research and development spending; (5) future availability of credit and factors that may affect such availability, including credit market conditions and our capital structure; (6) the timing and scope of future repurchases by the combined company of its common stock, which may be suspended at any time due to various factors, including market conditions and the level of other investing activities and uses of cash; (7) delays and disruption in delivery of materials and services from suppliers; (8) company and customer-directed cost reduction efforts and restructuring costs and savings and other consequences thereof (including the potential termination of U.S. government contracts and performance under undefinitized contract awards and the potential inability to recover termination costs); (9) new business and investment opportunities; (10) the ability to realize the intended benefits of organizational changes; (11) the anticipated benefits of diversification and balance of operations across product lines, regions and industries; (12) the outcome of legal proceedings, investigations and other contingencies; (13) pension plan assumptions and future contributions; (14) the impact of the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and labor disputes; (15) the effect of changes in political conditions in the U.S. and other countries in which UTC, Raytheon and the businesses of each operate, including the effect of changes in U.S. trade policies or the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union, on general market conditions, global trade policies and currency exchange rates in the near term and beyond; (16) the effect of changes in tax (including U.S. tax reform enacted on December 22, 2017, which is commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017), environmental, regulatory and other laws and regulations (including, among other things, export and import requirements such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations, anti-bribery and anti-corruption requirements, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, industrial cooperation agreement obligations, and procurement and other regulations) in the U.S. and other countries in which UTC, Raytheon and the businesses of each operate; (17) negative effects of the announcement or pendency of the proposed merger or the separation transactions on the market price of UTC's and/or Raytheon's respective common stock and/or on their respective financial performance; (18) the ability of the parties to receive the required regulatory approvals for the proposed merger (and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the transaction) and to satisfy the other conditions to the closing of the merger on a timely basis or at all; (19) the occurrence of events that may give rise to a right of one or both of the parties to terminate the merger agreement; (20) risks relating to the value of the UTC shares to be issued in the proposed merger, significant transaction costs and/or unknown liabilities; (21) the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the proposed merger cannot be realized in full or at all or may take longer to realize than expected, including risks associated with third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the proposed transaction; (22) risks associated with transaction-related litigation; (23) the possibility that costs or difficulties related to the integration of UTC's and Raytheon's operations will be greater than expected; (24) risks relating to completed merger, acquisition and divestiture activity, including UTC's integration of Rockwell Collins, including the risk that the integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected or may not result in the achievement of estimated synergies within the contemplated time frame or at all; (25) the ability of each of Raytheon, UTC, the companies resulting from the separation transactions and the combined company to retain and hire key personnel; (26) the expected benefits and timing of the separation transactions, and the risk that conditions to the separation transactions will not be satisfied and/or that the separation transactions will not be completed within the expected time frame, on the expected terms or at all; (27) the intended qualification of (i) the merger as a tax-free reorganization and (ii) the separation transactions as tax-free to UTC and UTC's shareowners, in each case, for U.S. federal income tax purposes; (28) the possibility that any opinions, consents, approvals or rulings required in connection with the separation transactions will not be received or obtained within the expected time frame, on the expected terms or at all; (29) expected financing transactions undertaken in connection with the proposed merger and the separation transactions and risks associated with additional indebtedness; (30) the risk that dissynergy costs, costs of restructuring transactions and other costs incurred in connection with the separation transactions will exceed UTC's estimates; and (31) the impact of the proposed merger and the separation transactions on the respective businesses of Raytheon and UTC and the risk that the separation transactions may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected, including the impact on UTC's resources, systems, procedures and controls, diversion of its management's attention and the impact on relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and other business counterparties. There can be no assurance that the proposed merger, the separation transactions or any other transaction described above will in fact be consummated in the manner described or at all. For additional information on identifying factors that may cause actual results to vary materially from those stated in forward-looking statements, see the reports of UTC and Raytheon on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and UTC assumes no obligation to update or revise such statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Michele Quintaglie, UTC
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